Developer: Wii U GamePad screen updates faster than TV
One of the worries about the Wii U has always been latency between the TV and the GamePad controller. Even a slight delay on the tablet controller could ruin games, but according to developer Two Tribes, that’s not an issue at all. In fact, the GamePad updates quicker than the TV. Two Tribes is currently working on Toki Tori 2 for the Wii U, and when they tried to send images to both the TV and GamePad, the GamePad updated quicker, according to Two Tribes co-founder Colin Van Ginkel. In a recent interview, Van Ginkel said,
“In our test setups we see the GamePad screen updating quicker than our LCD TV’s if we send the exact same image to both.”
He added that the only time players could potentially see a delay on the GamePad was if they were sitting too far away from the console, but he did point out that this was “pure speculation” from his point. The controller uses Bluetooth to connect with the Wii U console, and features technologies such as NFC, motion sensors, a gyroscope, and can even carry a separate audio feed.
Van Ginkel also mentioned that it’s likely we’ll see a Toki Tori 2 demo on the Wii U, and that they’re hoping Nintendo offers some of the features that Steam has, including putting games on sale.